Epidemiology of Skin Infections: Strategies Behind Recent Advances

  • Alfred M. Allen
  • David Taplin

Abstract

Epidemiologic information on skin infections has increased greatly in both quantity and quality during the past decade. Prior to that time, quality suffered from poor populations sampling procedures and quantity was limited to the results of a few small surveys. As likely as not, “epidemiologic” knowledge was based on highly biased convenience samples of patients attending a clinic. No matter how good the microbiology, the results were of limited value in establishing the epidemiology of infection.

Keywords

Psoriasis Dermatol Trop Colombia Gonorrhea 

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  • Alfred M. Allen
  • David Taplin

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